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10-10-2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
1. That's absurd. You think that the teams should be able to both deprive them of their paychecks by locking them out, and are justified in telling them to stay home and wrap themselves in cushions?

2. It would almost certainly be viewed legally as an unfair labor practice--and likely compromise the NHL's end-goal, perhaps, of having an impasse declared and thus being able to unilaterally impose their last formal offer.
Exactly. And on top of that, the teams are going to have to tread carefully, esp. if they get the roll back they are looking for.

Somehow, I don't think Hartnell, Voracek and Simmonds signed their extensions at the last minute expecting to be asked to give a cut back right off the top. '

Ed Snider giveth with one hand and taketh with the other a week later.

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